My photocam saves video files as .MOV files. But Windows Moviemaker doesn’t read .MOV files. So i’ll have to convert them to .avi or .wma Does someone have some freeware to do this ? And if it is possible the quality has to stay the same.
I don’t know some usefull freeware for that Problem but if you invest arround 30 € for QuickTime Pro you will be able to convert your mov files to several formats like AVI, DV, Ipod, MPEG4 etc.
The freeware I tested produces always bad quality in working with mov files.
Does Virtual Dub open mov files ? Mine did not open them, only avi, mpg and wmv files !? Independent from that it’s fantastic freeware for video converting
The RAD Video Tools have done well for me for converting MOV files to AVI. I use RAD Video Tools to convert the MOV to an uncompressed (or Huffyuv compressed) AVI file. Then edit the AVI file and use something else to compress it using proper compression.
Or you could try t@b ZS4 free video editing software. Their converter is the easiest and best one I’ve come across.
I had the exact same problem, so I looked and nothing would work for me. So the night before I was going to exchange my camera, I found t@b by accident after watching a video by indymogul. Watch some of their vids too. Great tips for shooting movies with a backyard budget.